I'm sure many of you may be familiar with this, but Google uses an algorithm to rank websites (from 1-10, 10 being the best) using much of the criteria they use to improve their search engine, including the presence of outbound links to other reputable websites (presumably to cite sources or provide context). I quickly checked the Pac12 sbnation sites and most (including CougCenter) rank at a 5 (exactly average), likely because of all the same stock links along the sidebars, etc. The only one with a different rank? BruinsNation, with a 4. I thought it was interesting to check my favorite blogs/news sites. Check it out!